What were you like when you were 17 years old?
I wasn't like the average 17 year old. I ran away from home at 15. I was still in high school. I grew up rough, a lot rougher than most people should have to. I sold drugs in high school to put food in my belly and a roof over my head. My mom and I got along well, and I did not always have a place to stay. However, it wasn't very often that we were getting along, for she was also afflicted with an addiction. My dad was always the one who made me live the hard way. So, at 17, basically I was fighting and getting high, yet still trying to maintain my high school.
When did you first begin using crystal meth?
I was 19 years old. It was in December. I remember that very clearly.
Were many of your friends aware of its effects?
None of my friends were actually into crystal meth. They were on other types of drugs like crack, marijuana, acid, mushroom and other types of that stuff. No one I knew was really into crystal meth.
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